Hackers steal N995m from airline

Officials of the airline said the account which the hackers hit, was specially used for buying aviation fuel.

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Ryanair’s bank balance has been set back by $5m dollars, approximately N995m, recently, when a group of die-hard hackers hit their bank account.

Reports from techworm says the hackers were able to carry out the fraud by using a fake electronic transfer platform in a Chinese bank.

Ryanair, is a Dublin based low cost airline.

In an official statement released to the press a representative of the airline said: “Ryanair confirms that it has investigated a fraudulent electronic transfer via a Chinese bank last week.” Further, no details of how the scam took place has been revealed in public as the matter is now subject to legal proceedings however the airline said that it has taken certain preventive steps to curb any further re-occurrence of such scams.”

Officials of the airline said the account which the hackers hit, was specially used for buying aviation fuel, so no alarm was raised, when such a large amount was transferred, since large amounts of money is withdrawn from this account to buy the fuel.

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